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GSMA CONFIRMS COMMISSIONER OETTINGER WILL SPEAK AT MOBILE 360 SERIES – EUROPE

Brussels: The GSMA today announced that Mr Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, will speak at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe conference taking place on Thursday, 3 December. The conference, which will be held at The Egg in Brussels, will bring together EU policy makers and thought leaders to discuss the key opportunities and challenges currently at play in the telecoms sector. “Europe is at a...

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NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF C-BAND SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

US$440 Million Would be Generated in London and Shenzhen Alone Hong Kong – The use of additional C-band spectrum for mobile broadband in London and Shenzhen alone will generate an additional US$440 million (€400 million) of economic benefit whilst protecting the continued operation of incumbent services, according to a new report from the GSMA1. The study, “Use of C-Band Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in Cities: London and...

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NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS GLOBAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AN L-BAND MOBILE ALLOCATION

Opportunity for Asia Pacific to Align With Rest of World to Create Globally Harmonised Band London: The GSMA has published a new report outlining the global socio-economic benefits that could be realised with the identification of L-band spectrum (1350-1400MHz/1427-1518MHz) for mobile services during the international treaty negotiations at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). The study, “Global momentum and economic...

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GSMA APPOINTS JOHN GIUSTI CHIEF REGULATORY OFFICER

London: The GSMA today announced that it has appointed John Giusti as Chief Regulatory Officer effective November 1, 2015. Reporting to the GSMA Director General, Giusti will be responsible for leading the organisation’s public policy and industry advocacy agenda with governments, regulators, international institutions and development organisations. He succeeds Tom Phillips, who has stepped down as Chief Regulatory Officer but will...

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GSMA WELCOMES BALTIC GOVERNMENTS’ COMMITMENT TO HARMONISING SECOND DIGITAL DIVIDEND FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the Baltic Sea Summit regarding the Second Digital Dividend (700MHz band), which took place in Helsinki today: “The GSMA applauds the Finnish Ministry of Communications for spearheading a unified approach to the allocation of 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband in the Baltic Sea region. With mobile data traffic rising rapidly, we welcome the...

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MOBILE CONTRIBUTION TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN ECONOMY SURPASSES US$100 BILLION, FINDS NEW GSMA STUDY

Mobile Operator Investments Fuelling Innovation and Inclusion Across Sub-Saharan Africa Cape Town: The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than US$100 billion to the region’s economy last year, according to a new GSMA study published at the ‘Mobile 360 Series – Africa’ conference being held in Cape Town this week. The new study, ‘The Mobile Economy – Sub-Saharan Africa 2015’, finds that the US$102...

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MOBILE INDUSTRY BACKS GSMA EMBEDDED SIM SPECIFICATION TO BENEFIT FROM US$1.1 TRILLION INTERNET OF THINGS OPPORTUNITY

Indosat, Tele2 and Telefónica | Vivo Become Latest Operators to Release Commercial Solutions; 75 Per Cent of Global M2M Connections Serviced by GSMA Embedded SIM Specification London:The GSMA today announced that Indosat, Tele2 and Telefónica | Vivo are the latest mobile operators to launch commercial solutions based on the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification for the remote over-the-air provisioning of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices...

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GSMA CONFIRMS FULL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR MOBILE 360 – MIDDLE EAST

Mobile Industry to Convene in Dubai to Discuss the Future of Mobile in the Arab States London: The GSMA has confirmed the full speaker line-up and agenda for the upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference to be held in Dubai, 20 – 21 October 2015. For the third year running, the event will bring together a world-class conference programme comprising representatives from mobile operators, vendors, vertical industries,...

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GSMA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360– AFRICA

Jumpstart Participants Announced; Connected Women Summit in Africa for a Second Year 21 September 2015, London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers for the 2015 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, including executives from organisations such as China Mobile, Huawei, the Internet Society, MasterCard, MTN, Orange and UNICEF. The event will take place 7-9 October at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa in Cape Town and...

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POWERFUL DIGITAL HIGHWAYS FOR EUROPE’S CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED DRIVING

Joint Industry Statement The Automotive and telecom industries launch joint EU Dialogue at the Frankfurt IAA under the auspices of Commissioner Oettinger Frankfurt: Automated and connected driving will be a pillar of Europe’s industrial renaissance. The vehicle of the future is part of a connected world where superfast digital networks give access to communication, higher safety, improved environmental standards, entertainment,...